ClassicCmp Auction Site?

From: bill claussen <>
Date: Fri Apr 25 18:09:01 2003

Howdy Marvin! LTNS

I agree with you completely about, I know from past experience
that the support will look seriously at opening up cat's for the serious seller.
I have had several opened up by them for classic mauals, and electronics, etc..
If those reading this thread would take a look at the site, it may just work out
for the list.


Marvin Johnston wrote:

> I think this is a great idea, but I'm not sure we need to re-invent the
> wheel here. There are existing auction sites that will do what needs to
> be done. SYI, for example, has been mentioned here in the past (and I am
> taking a look at them again getting ready to list some stuff.) And if we
> approach such a site as a group of interested people, they are more
> likely to incorporate things we would like to see.
> >From my perspective, there are two issues. 1) wanting to get the most
> money out of something, and 2) wanting to get it to a collector/user ...
> they are not necessarily exclusive :). There is probably not much doubt
> that ebay is the place that will usually bring in the most money. But
> the pricing (and philosophy) there does drive some collectors away.
> Things I would like to see in a ClassicCmp auction site:
> links/descriptions of equipment that could be incorporated in listings
> a mechanism to allow trades of equipment
> a way of qualifying buyers and sellers before they list/bid/trade.
> And the list could go on, but this is a start.
> Jeffrey Sharp wrote:
> >
> > Forgive me if this has already been discussed today; I don't have time at
> > the moment to scan the entire thread.
> >
> > With this latest round of discussion about eBay, the thought crossed my mind
> > that maybe we need our own WWW auction site. It would only contain classic
> > computers and related items, and it could be designed in such a way that
> > would please a large number of list members and colleagues, including those
> > who avoid eBay. Could I hear some opinions on this, please?
> >
> > My WWW-related programming skills -- not my traditional forte -- have
> > seriously improved since the last time we discussed ideas for the CC site.
> > In fact, I've been doing it for money at my workplace for the last few
> > weeks. For several months now, I've been increasingly interested in
> > implementing some of the ideas I've had for ClassicCmp improvements, and if
> > people think it is a good idea, an auction subsite would make for a very
> > interesting project. Don't worry; there are no weblogs up my sleeve. :-)
> >
> > --
> > Jeffrey Sharp
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